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Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:14 am

Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary

 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just ...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:17 am
 We are close to the time of year when the big decision on air-conditioning must be made. Flip the switch now or wait for hotter weather? Some of us crank it up when the heat starts, others are m...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:15 am
This is an edited version of remarks Paul O’Shea delivered to the Citizens Club May 27.I agree when Bob Gray says that the 1925 Myron West City Plan of the City of Springfield was exemplary. This wa...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:25 am
 On April 29, 1944, my mother was admitted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield where I was born. I was the first in my line to be born in a medical facility. There is a house up on Salt Creek in...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:14 am
 Virtually a nonentity in 2012, by 2015 Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) was the largest advertiser in the United States. But by the end of 2015, DFS was the subject of investigations by the U.S. Attor...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:20 am
Before McDonalds came to town after the Second World War, in the late ’40s and the ’50s, we ate differently than today. In fact we got our food in different ways.At my grandparents’ farm in Mena...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:17 am
 My name is Thomas J. Bestudik and I am currently an inmate at Taylorville Correctional center serving three years. My world revolves around my nearly 9-year-old daughter, and I wrote a poem to e...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:17 am
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.Wha...

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